Liguria wine

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A bottle of Colline di Levanto DOC white wine.

Liguria is an Italian wine region located in the northwest region of Italy along the Italian Riviera. It is bordered by the Piedmont wine region to the north, the Alps and French wine region of Provence to the west, the Apennine Mountains and the Emilia-Romagna wine region to the east with a small border shared with Tuscany in the south-east along the Ligurian sea.[1]

Liguria has several Denominazione di origine controllata regions with the most notable being the Cinque Terre DOC from cliff side vineyards situated among the five fishing villages of Cinque Terre in the province of La Spezia. The DOC produces light white wines made from grape varieties such as Bosco, Albarola and Vermentino. In the west, is the red wine producing region of Dolceacqua producing wine from the indigenous Rossese grape.[2]

DOC regions[edit]

The following is a list of DOCs in the Liguria region along with the grapes that may be included in the blend under varying percentages that are regulated under the DOC label.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Ewing-Mulligan & E. McCarthy Italian Wines for Dummies pg 83-87 Hungry Minds 2001 ISBN 0-7645-5355-0
  2. ^ a b P. Saunders Wine Label Language pp. 139–209 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X